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Association of Fundraising Professionals - Fort Worth
May 2011
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May Chapter Meeting
Program: Ethics in Fundraising / Roundtable Discussion


Speaker:  Missy Gale, CFRE

President, M. Gale & Associates  

Date: Monday, May 9th

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Place: Renaissance Worthington - Vidalia's Restaurant
200 Main Street, Fort Worth

Free valet parking

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President's Message  

Kristie Gibson  

March 20-22 I attended the AFP International Conference in Chicago on behalf of our chapter.  It was quite an experience, and I learned a lot.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity.  Here are some interesting facts and observations from the conference.   


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DFW Philanthropy Conference

June 10, 2011


Reserve the date now.  (Right this moment!) 


The early bird rate ends May 22.   



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Call For Nominations
2011 National Philanthropy Day Awards

Honor your donors and those in the community who make a difference by nominating them for an award. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, June 15, 2011.


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May Audio Conference

"Developing a Planned Giving Marketing Plan"


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Speaker:  Timothy D. Logan, ACFRE, vice president, RuffaloCODY


Lunch/networking: 11:30 a.m. - noon
Conference call: 12 - 1:30 p.m.   


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New Members 

New members (left to right):  


Dwight Roberts, Christ's Haven for Children;  Lisa Marie Brown, Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation;  Chrisee Huffman, The Women's Center;  Mike McMahon, All Saints Health Foundation.

No Such Thing As A Dumb Question


Ever want to ask but don't want to look like you don't know? If age and experience teach us nothing else, they illuminate how one lifetime is never enough to learn all the answers.




CFRE Review Course 

It pays to become a CFRE. In the United States, Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) earn 17% more than their non-certified colleagues.



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Fundamentals of Fundraising  

Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Thursday & Friday, Oct. 13-14, 2011


Dallas Baptist University

3000 Mountain Creek Parkway ~ Dallas, Texas


The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course was developed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day.


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Tag Line Contest

AFP Fort Worth Metro chapter's new website needs a new tag line.

Current tag line: "Empowering Fundraisers to Serve Humankind."


We would like to replace that with something fresh and new that reflects who our chapter is and why we are important.

We need your input. Please send a suggestion for the new tag line to The person with the winning tag line will win a FREE AFP program lunch.

Entries due May 5. Submit today and good luck!


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Important Dates

5/5:  Tagline Contest Deadline

5/9:  Chapter Meeting and Luncheon

5/19:  Audio Conference

6/8-9:  CFRE Review Course

6/10:  DFW Philanthropy Conference

6/15:  Deadline NPD Award Nominations

10/13-14:  Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

11/17:  National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

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